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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Leith by bus, taxi, towncar or foot

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Bus  •  6m

  1. Take the bus from Hillside, Elm Row to Leith, Foot of the Walk N7 / ...

$2

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  7m

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Leith 2.2 miles

$9 - $12

Uber  •  7m

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh to Leith 2.2 miles

$7 - $11

Walk  •  35m

  1. Walk from Edinburgh to Leith 1.9 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Leith is to bus which costs £2 and takes 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Leith is to bus which costs £2 and takes 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hillside, Elm Row and arriving at Leith, Foot of the Walk. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Leith is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Leith without a car is to bus which takes 6m and costs £2.

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The bus from Hillside, Elm Row to Leith, Foot of the Walk takes 6m including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Edinburgh to Leith bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, depart from Hillside, Elm Row station.

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Edinburgh to Leith bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, arrive at Leith, Foot of the Walk station.

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There are 2382+ hotels available in Leith. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Leith.
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  • Distance: 1.7 miles
  • Duration: 6m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Leith, Scotland?

Lothian Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh to Leith every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 6m. Edinburgh Coach Lines also services this route hourly.

Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.co.uk
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Hillside, Elm Row to Leith, Foot of the Walk
Ave. Duration
6m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Edinburgh Coach Lines
Phone
+44 (0) 131 554 5413
Email
enquiries@edinburghcoachlines.com
Website
edinburghcoachlines.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Thistle Street to Pilrig Street
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
edinburghcoachlines.com
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh to Leith
Ave. Duration
7m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$7 - $11
UberX
$7 - $11
uberXL
$10 - $16
Exec
$12 - $17
Taxi from Edinburgh to Leith
Ave. Duration
7m
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Edinburgh Cars
Phone
+44 131 555 1772
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk

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